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The Emergence of Penang as a Talent Hub

28 May, 2012
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by Karl Lee In this new era of ‘Third Industrial Revolution’ where niche products are invented, produced and sold according to particular clientele needs, human capital has been the single most important factor for companies and countries aspiring to climb up the economic ladder. For a country mired in middle-income ... Full Article →

Sweet Ending For Kg Buah Pala Residents

7 December, 2011
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On 23 October 2011, the long wait for the former Kampung Buah Pala residents came to a delightful end. 24 of the original 33 families of the village finally received the keys and freehold title deeds to their double storey houses worth RM 500,000 from the Penang state government This ... Full Article →

UMNO’s cruel and barbaric lies about my 16-year-old son

1 November, 2011
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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had declared during the Gerakan national delegates conference on Oct 16 that Barisan Nasional had not given up on Penang and will go all out to recapture the state from Pakatan Rakyat. Following Najib’s declaration of intent, we see pro-UMNO blogs and some ... Full Article →

Rating The Chances

9 October, 2011
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Inevitably one comes to the multi-million dollar question: will Pakatan Rakyat retain Penang in the next general election? The Rocket’s T.K Tan asked Chow Kon Yeow, Chong Eng, Dr P. Ramasamy, Phee Boon Poh and Lydia Ong about Pakatan’ chances and the pitfalls that it must avoid in order not ... Full Article →

Giving The Downtrodden A Head Start: Phee Boon Poh

9 October, 2011
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Helping the poor is a burden that Environment, Health and Caring Society Welfare exco and Sungai Puyu state assemblyman (ADUN) Phee Boon Poh readily takes to. As a two-term ADUN who is tirelessly helping his constituents, Phee knows well the difficulties the poor have to face in their daily lives. ... Full Article →

Young And Purposeful – Lydia Ong

9 October, 2011
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Youth and Sports, Women Development, Family and Community exco and Berapit state assemblywoman Lydia Ong clocks a hectic schedule, courtesy of her targeted constituents, the youths. She tells how engaging them is a challenge and passion she lives for. In the past it was difficult for many youth-based NGOs to ... Full Article →

Empowering Women – Chong Eng

9 October, 2011
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 Pakatan’s agenda in providing the fairer sex a more equal access to opportunities has been manifest from day one in office. DAP Women Chairperson and Bukit Mertajam Member of Parliament Chong Eng talks about some of the women empowerment steps made and the challenges faced in this area by PR ... Full Article →

Taking Care of Minorities – Prof. Ramasamy

9 October, 2011
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 In a highly politicised environment like Malaysia, religious and race recognition is often seen as a zero sum game for the various races. Penang Deputy Chief Minister II and Perai state assemblyman (ADUN) Professor Dr. P. Ramasamy talks of how interfaith understanding and recognition of others is an asset that ... Full Article →

Attending to all matters local – Chow Kon Yeow

9 October, 2011
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As the executive councillor (exco) in charge of the local councils (LC) and traffic management, Penang DAP state chairman and Padang Kota state assemblyman Chow Kon Yeow has taken the task with steady steering and resilience.  This is to be expected when handling one of the most crucial portfolios in ... Full Article →

BN leaders Question Penang’s Open Tender System

9 September, 2011
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  Penang MCA Women Wing chief Tan Cheng Liang open questioning of why the Penang state Irrigation and Drainage Department’s projects were not awarded to Chinese contractors came under fire from Komtar ADUN Ng Wei Aik. “BN leaders are constantly harping on racial sentiments, with UMNO accusing the Penang PR ... Full Article →
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PAS in its chrysalis stage

19 August, 2014 0 Comments

by Howard Lee “The third stage of a Monarch butterfly’s lifecycle is the chrysalis, or pupa, stage. The chrysalis stage lasts from the time the caterpillar spins its cocoon until the time the full grown butterfly emerges. An observer can even determine how long the chrysalis stage has progressed simply ... Full Article →

Standing up against bigotry

6 August, 2014 0 Comments

For years the public have been despairing at the authorities’ and politicians inability or unwillingness to rein in the religious and racial extremists. But all is not lost. A lawyer and a recently turned social activist, Siti Kasim was in the news limelight for handing out flowers to Muslim right ... Full Article →

“Mengenal DAP” session in Kuching, Sarawak

7 August, 2014 0 Comments

A “Mengenal DAP” workshop (“Getting to know DAP”)  will be held this Saturday, August 9 2014, at the Pusat Khidmat DAP Tupong, Sarawak. The activity intends to share the history of the party and its struggle with respect to its ideology. The program, held in collaboration with DAP Sarawak and the DAP ... Full Article →

Remembering Wong Ho Leng

6 August, 2014 0 Comments

On 21 June 2014, DAP lost a towering figure and its major catalyst in Sarawak. Wong Ho Leng who had joined the party in 1986, was instrumental in helping DAP set a firm foundation in Sarawak. As a loyal party worker, he worked tirelessly in the hard ground of Sarawak ... Full Article →